Zoofari Lodge

Zoofari Lodge

Wake up in the wild.

Experience a slice of Africa without leaving Australia! Zoofari Lodge is positioned right beside a stunning savannah, home to giraffes, rhinos, zebra and antelope. This African safari-style experience is inclusive of one night accommodation in a unique lodge, dinner, breakfast, exclusive tour, two day zoo entry and bike hire. Zoofari Lodge is open for bookings and we look forward to welcoming you on safari in Dubbo.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is a COVID Safe site. 
Next time you visit you may notice a few changes that ensure our sites remain COVID Safe for all our guests, staff and animals.
Read more about the changes keeping you safe.


Retreat to the wild for an unforgettable safari at Zoofari Lodge, a stunning retreat nestled in the heart of the Zoo. You’ll experience exclusive tours, delicious cuisine, unique safari style accommodation, zoo entry and bike hire.

Overview

Zoofari Lodge offers an unrivalled in-zoo safari experience with accommodation in unique lodges. This wild escape is inclusive of meals, accommodation, exclusive tours, two-day zoo entry and bike hire. There are two styles of lodges: Ten Animal View Lodges overlook a vast savannah where giraffes, zebras and rhinos roam, and five Bushland Lodges are located in nearby native bush. Note: There is no view of the animals from the Bushland Lodges, however guests can walk a short distance to a common viewing area overlooking the savannah.

The Lodges

There are two types of lodges available:

Animal View Lodge

  • Sleeps up to four people
  • Includes a king bed (can be split into two singles) and a double sofa bed
  • Prime viewing point from the deck overlooking giraffes, zebras, rhinos and antelope
  • Private ensuite
  • Air-conditioner
  • Bedding, linen and towels
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Fridge
  • Shaded veranda with outdoor furniture
An Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
An Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
Wake up to the wild in an Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
Wake up to the wild in an Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
An Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
An Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
Wake up to the wild in an Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
Wake up to the wild in an Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
Sunset from an Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
Sunset from an Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
Wake up to the wild in an Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
Wake up to the wild in an Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
Wake up to the wild in an Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.
Wake up to the wild in an Animal View Room at the Zoofari Lodge.

Bushland Lodge

  • Sleeps up to six people
  • Includes queen bed, two singles and a sofa bed
  • Situated in native bush
    - No view of animals from room. Short walk to common viewing area overlooking giraffes, rhinos, zebras and antelope
  • Private ensuite
  • Air-conditioner
  • Bedding, linen and towels
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Fridge
  • Shaded veranda with outdoor furniture
Relax amongst peaceful native Australian bushland in a Bushland Lodge.
Relax amongst peaceful native Australian bushland in a Bushland Lodge.
Relax amongst peaceful native Australian bushland in a Bushland Lodge.
Relax amongst peaceful native Australian bushland in a Bushland Lodge.
Relax amongst peaceful native Australian bushland in a Bushland Lodge.
Relax amongst peaceful native Australian bushland in a Bushland Lodge.
Relax amongst peaceful native Australian bushland in a Bushland Lodge.
Relax amongst peaceful native Australian bushland in a Bushland Lodge.

The Guest House

The lodges are nestled near the Guest House, where you can have a quiet drink, indulge in an elegant meal, sit with a coffee in the lounge area or take a dip in the saltwater swimming pool. 

Zoofari Lodge package

Inclusions
  • Two (2) day Taronga Western Plains Zoo admission
  • One (1) night accommodation in an African-style canvas covered lodge
  • Two (2) exclusive guided tours
  • African-inspired Dinner and a la carte Breakfast
  • One (1) day bicycle hire
  • 10% discount voucher for purchases from the Zoo's Souvenir Shop
  • 10% discount voucher for Zoo Cafe and Bar

Terms and conditions

Full payment required at the time of booking.

Payment Methods: Credit card or electronic funds transfer

Cancellation Terms: In the event of cancellation the following fees apply:

  • Outside 30 days prior to arrival – full refund
  • 30 days to 15 days prior to arrival – penalty of $100.00 per booking per night
  • Within 14 days prior to arrival – all cancellations will result in a full cancellation penalty.  Should you amend your reservation to reflect an alternative date; an amendment fee of $100.00 per booking per night will be applied

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of an unforgettably wild overnight experience at Taronga Western Plains Zoo! Online Gift Certificates are available for purchase to the value you nominate for Zoofari Lodge.
 

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COVID Safe information

Last updated Monday 10 2021

Taronga offers guests a unique opportunity to experience the outdoors and reconnect with wildlife. Next time you visit you may notice a few changes that ensure our sites remain COVID Safe for you, your family, our team and our animals.

Below are a few tips to make your next visit as safe, fun and enjoyable as possible!

If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you please stay home and do not visit.

If you are directly affected by the latest NSW Health advice to self-isolate, your accommodation booking can be changed to an alternate date at no charge.

Safety measures

Following the most recent advice from NSW Health, Taronga has implemented the following additional measures to ensure our Zoos remain a low-risk environment for you and your family to enjoy. 

Pre-book your visit: All tickets and member visits must be pre-booked online.

Bring your essentials upon arrival:

  • Your e-ticket or booking confirmation
  • Facemask (recommended, not mandatory)
  • Personal hygiene kit (including sanitiser)
  • Contactless payment method
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle

Check-in via the Service NSW App: Along with pre-booking your tickets, all visitors will also be asked to check in using the Service NSW app when you arrive on site. This includes all members of any family groups, including children.

Maintain social distancing: Staff and guests are required to maintain 1.5m physical distancing at all times where possible.

Guests are not permitted to visit Taronga’s Zoos in Sydney and Dubbo or stay overnight if it contravenes state or federal travel restrictions, border closures and public health orders relating to COVID-19. If you have been asked to self-isolate, please do not enter Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

If there is anything urgent that you need to discuss regarding your booking, please use the below contact details for accommodation at Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo:

Sydney: email accommodation@zoo.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9978 4791

Dubbo: email stayovernight@zoo.nsw.gov.au or call 02 6881 1488